Ebene News – UA – FIFA names 2023 Women’s World Cup host cities

Football’s world governing body FIFA has selected the host cities for the 2023 Women’s World Cup

Of the 12 bidding cities in Australia and New Zealand, nine were successful, with Newcastle, Launceston and Christchurch missing

In Australia, matches will be played in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with the final scheduled for August 20 at the Sydney Olympic Stadium

The Women’s World Cup, the ninth edition of the tournament, will be the first to have 32 teams competing. The Matildas and Football Ferns will automatically qualify, representing the host nations

The full match schedule will be announced later this year, but Australia and New Zealand will each host a semi-final

“The nomination of the nine host cities is an important milestone for the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as for football players and fans in Australia, New Zealand and around the world,” said declared FIFA President Gianni Infantino

Football Australia President Chris Nikou has said the Women’s World Cup will be “a tournament that unites nations, inspires generations, and provides our diverse and multicultural game with the perfect platform to develop over the course of years to come”

“The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the biggest sporting event on Australian soil since the Sydney 2000 Olympics, presenting Australia and New Zealand to a global audience of over one billion people, “Nikou said

We recognize the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original Australians and traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work

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Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-01/fifa-names-host-cities-for-2023-womens-world-cup/100043040